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Scotch & Soda

Scotch , Classics

A little bit of soda helps bring out all of the complex flavors in your favorite Scotch. Get the proportions right to this fizzy combination and you've got an instant classic on your hands that will never go out of style.

Rob Roy

Scotch Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Classics

Celebrate the Scottish folk hero with the classic whisky-based Rob Roy cocktail. This recipe is similar to the beloved Manhattan, but uses Scotch instead of rye whiskey and orange bitters instead of aromatic bitters. The difference is delicious—try it for yourself.

Blood & Sand

Liqueurs Scotch Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Classics

The recipe for the Blood and Sand first appeared in print in Harry Craddock’s 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book. It's a complex combination of fruity and smoky, and a cinch to make with just four ingredients of identical proportions. Try it yourself with the fool-proof recipe below.

Drambuie Rusty Nail

Scotch , Classics

According to cocktail historian David Wondrich, the Rusty Nail made its first appearance in 1937—and it wasn't long before it became a classic. Don't worry; there's no need for a tetanus shot after drinking one of these.

Tart n’ Sand

Scotch , Modern Classics

Warm up with this tasty Scotch cocktail.

Hudson Highland Cup

Scotch , Modern Classics

With apple butter, maple syrup and hard cider, this cocktail is like fall in a cup.

The Orkney Chapel

Scotch Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Modern Classics

This complex Scotch drink inspires reverence.

Hudson Rob Roy

Bourbon / American Whiskey Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Classics

Mix up this version of the Scottish classic made with single malt whiskey distilled in upstate New York.

Whisky Skin

Scotch , Classics Hot

If you're cold (or you have a cold), make this hot Scotch drink.

Presbyterian

Bourbon / American Whiskey Rye Whiskey Scotch , Classics

If you treat Scotch like a religion, try this simple and classic cocktail. Be sure to use a spicy ginger ale so you get the most out of the three-part combo. Not a fan of Scotch? The Presbyterian is also delicious with a measure of bourbon.

Rusty Compass

Scotch , Modern Classics

It won't help you navigate, but it’s delicious.

Bobby Burns

Scotch Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Classics

Practice your couplets and quatrains while sipping this cocktail named for the Scottish poet.

Enc(rust)ed Nail

Liqueurs Scotch

The classic Rusty Nail gets an update.

Vanilla Skye

Scotch , Modern Classics

Chocolate, mint and a big, peaty Scotch flavor this drink. Trust us, it works.